Welcome to Walker Community!
Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.
Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.
Everyone loves it here.
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You’ll be seeing smoke this next week. It’s OK.
It should make our summer safer.
Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn piles located along Walker Road; south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area to the community of Walker starting on Monday, March 2nd through Friday March 6th; weather conditions permitting. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed burn […]
After putting power poles at the fire station, along with a pole hole driller that looks like a tank of some sort, APS is using helicopters to fly the poles into position.
Don’t freak out if you hear helicopters flying through the valley today. We are not being invaded.
You can check on the status here: APS Outage Map
APS Power Poles APS Power Poles […]
We are already looking ahead to our WFPA annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 9am.
One of my duties as Vice President of the WFPA, (in years when I am not up for re-election), is to to chair the BOD candidate selection committee. I, and my committee will oversee the process of fielding candidates for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
This year, we have three BOD members who’s terms are ending. 1) William Loughridge 2) Rudy Erdmann 3) Clyde McKay. All three incumbents will be re-running. If you would also like […]
WFPA sent out an email reminding everyone that the combination to the locks on the dumpsters will change tonight at midnight, give or take 12 hours.
You should have sent in your payment by now and received your receipt with the new combination on it.
If you haven’t, visit either:
If you forgot and need to empty your trash, there’s the public transfer station located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road, just north of Prescott Lakes Parkway, off Highway 89 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
After some snow over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, we got another snow storm rolling through over Christmas this year.
It dropped a couple inches, depending on where you are in Walker.
There wasn’t enough to be oppressive, but enough to make it a white Christmas.
Families from in town where seen playing in the snow out here.
The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday for shoppers, but for everyone living in Walker this year, it was White Friday.
We got about 9 inches of snow throughout the day.
Roads were plowed. Walks were shoveled. Fireplaces were used.
This is what it looked like on the morning after:
We got our first snow in Walker last night, on Nov. 20, 2019.
After a day of rain and wind, the snow finally got here.
It looks like only an inch or less. It’s snowing intermittently during the day today, and it should clear up and be partly sunny tomorrow.
It should all be melted by tomorrow.
Update: Between 2:00pm and 4:30pm or so, another 3 inches of snow fell. See photo below.
There are 6 inches, or so, of snow forecast for next week, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Walker Fire sent out an email asking everyone to be careful and stay […]
The Forest Service will be cleaning up the forest near Walker Road, and the south of Walker.
Officially, “A combination of vegetation management treatments, including mechanized and non-mechanized fuels treatments, prescribed burning, and fuelbreak construction, would be used to achieve the purpose and need for action. The treatments being proposed are based on the vegetation being managed.”
Details of the project are at Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project
Click here to see the Detailed Map
The Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project is designed to improve and maintain the health and resiliency of fire-adapted ecosystems, while simultaneously reducing […]
They started another prescribed burn to the west of Walker yesterday.
The smoke looked horrible from town, like it always does, but it blows away and doesn’t really bother us here in Walker.
Then last night, I started to smell smoke about 10:00pm.
I looked out side with the full moon and the valley was filled with smoke.
The mountain on the other side of the valley was nearly invisible, even under the almost full moon.
The smoke is still filling the valley this morning, but not nearly as bad as last night.
Below is a photo from our house […]
“BIZABRE BAZAAR” TIME!
(If you’ve ever attended you understand why)
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
WHEN: November 9, 2019
WHERE: Belinda & Kurt Hoemig Residence
5100 E. Big Bug Mesa Rd (Second house onthe left))
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT:
Donate those unwanted, unloved old gifts you’ve received in the past for a silent auction. No need to wrap them!
PLEASE-IF IT BELONGS AT GOODWILL, TAKE IT THERE
You can drop your items off at:
Keegan Residence, 5340 E. Amulet Mine Rd
Hoernig Residence, 5100 E. Big Bug Mesa NOTE: Saturday and Sunday ONLY please
Morhous Residence, 5037 S. […]